Allyson Felix: U.S. Olympian
Many have admired athletes that give back, and Allyson Felix is a perfect example of this. Felix is a track and field sprinter, and will compete for the United States in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Allyson is also involved in many charitable causes, and is an ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network.
Allyson Felix Biography
Allyson Felix is a devout Christian and is the daughter of an ordained minister and professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Felix sees her running ability as a gift from God, "My faith is the reason I run - it calms my heart and makes everything feel like a lift. My speed is definitely a gift from Him, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, He allows me to do it."
In 2007 she became only the second female athlete - after Marita Koch in 1983 - to win three gold medals at a single IAAF World Championships in....(read more)
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Allyson was born in 1985 in California.
Allyson Felix Quote
"It's a lot different than 2004, when I came in as an 18-year-old ... Now it's all about business. I'm not taking it lightly." - Allyson Felix